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Microsoft, Salesforce.com to Integrate Products Through Cloud Partnership

Salesforce.com and Microsoft have formed a partnership to integrate the Salesforce CRM platform with Windows OS, Azure cloud platform and Microsoft Office 365 to deliver new productivity tools, Cloud Times reported Tuesday. Saroj Kar writes the CRM application will be available through Windows devices and the companies aim to allow cloud-based user collaboration through Office Mobile, …

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Texas School District Deploys Microsoft Office 365, Windows Devices; Lenny Schad Comments

Microsoft has partnered with the Houston Independent School District to support its PowerUp initiative to boost the learning and teaching experience of the district’s 14,000 students and 1,200 teachers through deployment of new education technology. Microsoft Office 365 and HP Elitebook Folio 9470m Ultrabook laptops running Windows are available to faculty, staff and …

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Microsoft to Mentor Cybersecurity Startups in Israel

Microsoft has opened a cybersecurity accelerator hub in Israel in a move to mentor startup businesses in the country, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Microsoft Ventures has partnered with Jerusalem Venture Partners to establish the new cybersecurity program at Microsoft’s center in Herzeliya, Israel. Microsoft will provide mentorship …

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Microsoft’s Jim Kelly: Cloud Email a ‘Stepping Stone’ in Army’s Tech Transformation

Jim Kelly, senior director for the U.S. Army business at Microsoft, said the Army’s transition to cloud computing started with enterprise email but called that move “just a stepping stone” into the future.. “The Army, like all of our Defense Department customers, is facing tremendous pressure to reduce spending, reduce headcount and …

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Tony Prophet Joins Microsoft as Corporate VP for Windows Marketing

Tony Prophet, formerly a group lead at Hewlett-Packard, has joined Microsoft as corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, Geek Wire reported Thursday.  Todd Bishop writes that Prophet will start his new position in May and will be responsible for Windows Marketing’s ecosystem and assisting clients in using Windows. Prophet led HP’s printing and …

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Finnish Bus Operator Applies Microsoft Analytics Tool, CGI Warehouse to Manage Routes

A Helsinki, Finland-based public bus company has adapted a Microsoft business intelligence platform to help monitor traffic data, gas usage and driver performance. Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy uses Power BI for Office 365 alongside a CGI-built data warehouse system and Microsoft’s SQL Server, SharePoint, Office and Power Mapplatforms, Microsoft said Monday. The city-owned bus operator competes with private operators to serve transportation …

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Microsoft, Motorola Solutions Ink Patent License Deal for Android Devices; Nick Psyhogeos, Joe White Comment

Microsoft has entered into a patent licensing agreement with Motorola Solutions that provides global coverage for the latter’s devices that run on Android or Chrome operating systems. The agreement is part of Microsoft’s intellectual property licensing program that includes patent licensing for Android device-makers such as Samsung, Acer and Motorola Mobility, Microsoft said Monday. “Microsoft and Motorola …

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Microsoft, Xamarin Form Open Source Tech Alliance; Miguel de Icaza Comments

Microsoft and Xamarin have partnered to establish a technology consortium that aims to help developers build computing applications based on Microsoft’s .NET programming framework. The .NET Foundation offers open source developers access to Microsoft’s portfolio of Roslyn and ASP.NET application programming interfaces, Xamarin said Thursday. Miguel de Icaza, co-founder and …

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NC County Adopts Microsoft Cloud, Mobile Tools

Microsoft is helping government employees in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County perform business transactions and public services with the company’s software suite, cloud and mobile offerings. Mecklenburg County is using the Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Surface Pro devices and Windows Azure cloud platform, Microsoft said Wednesday. The county’s Food Services Department uses Microsoft’s products for food and restaurant inspectors to run …

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